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Swell Cafe

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1 Pier Street | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: A lovely rustic little cafe with outdoor seating opposite Urangan pier. As...
A lovely rustic little cafe with outdoor seating opposite Urangan pier. As affordable as junk food but so much better- nutritious and delicious with a focus on vegetarian rice, salad, fruit salad, quiches and pasta dishes. Excellent organic blend byron bay coffee , jumbo home made muffins and refreshing smoothies in a relaxed cheerful environment. Also stock exclusive Australian skincare.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Espresso and Friendly Folks

Walked there from Peppers for a couple of early morning Mochas. They were great at the going price but what set the establishment apart was the husband and wife team operating this small establishment. Genuine kindness is refreshing, particularly in Oz. "Thank you and Aloha" from two Yanks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2014
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Walked there from Peppers for a couple of early morning Mochas. They were great at the going price but what set the establishment apart was the husband and wife team operating this small establishment. Genuine kindness is refreshing, particularly in Oz. "Thank you and Aloha" from two Yanks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The owners are a great team, passionate about their food and coffee yet wonderfully laid back in true Hervey style. Had some great coffee from Swell last weekend - Great beans (Byron Bay) + passionate barista = awesome espresso! The fresh food made to order, coffee, service and conversation with the owners makes this a great place to spend some... More 

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Calliope, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We did a spur of the moment trip down to Hervey Bay , First time I had been there Lunch at Swell Café was the high light of the weekend , had to go back for more the next day .Food was fresh and served with a smile cost was awesome also. It had a relaxing feel and the owners... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Located away from the bustle of Hervey Bay right near the pier. Heaps of parking. Run by very friendly couple. Nice seating outside when it's really hot. The best milkshakes! Made up some food for us on request - great. A good range in the cabinet and on the menu.

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Urangan, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Lovely little cafe by the pier for good coffee, lovely fresh muffins and breakfast. Cash only and small selection but very good quality and well priced. Not for large groups but a lovely atmosphere, a favourite of mine.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Went for breakfast. I had a nice omelette and hubby had the full breakfast, which was also nice. The coffee was very nice ... Over all very pleasant but nothing exceptional. The service was very nice. Be warned there is no EFTPOS, but the prices are reasonable so if you have cash, and just feel like a nice, ordinary breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We decided to take a day in the bay and ended up having lunch here. Fresh food , great coffee and shakes . The owners of this little gem of a place are really nice to talk to. We will be back

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Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

went there again when it reopened with new management and was very diappointed with the coffee and muffins this time around. Friendly owners but inexperienced maybe???

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We went down to Swell Cafe at around 10.00aam this morning (Wednesday) for a coffee fix but we were out of luck. The sign on the door said "under new management" and it was shut. No information about opening hours. Who knows what it will be like in future?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Muffins were fresh (only one type available), coffee was good, one person working was very busy taking orders, preparing food and baking. I am sure service is friendlier if you are a local as many of the previous reviewers seemed to be.

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Address: 1 Pier Street | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pier Street | Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Description

A lovely rustic little cafe with outdoor seating opposite Urangan pier. As affordable as junk food but so much better- nutritious and delicious with a focus on vegetarian rice, salad, fruit salad, quiches and pasta dishes. Excellent organic blend byron bay coffee , jumbo home made muffins and refreshing smoothies in a relaxed cheerful environment. Also stock exclusive Australian skincare.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?